he can, and by not supporting plan b, they set up kind of a high pressure hold, if you lshgs of expectations. however, remember, that was the majority of republicans. if you had the democrats voting on a new alternative from the senate, then you only need, say, 25 or 30 republican votes, and you'll get enough. the reason why is because people will say, you know, we've made the case to continue the current tax rates as is. we did not win on that. now do we want to say, well, everybody is going to get a tax increase, or we're going to save the tax rates for some, and i think most people are at least 30 to 50 will say, you know what, let's take what we can get and live to fight another day. therefore, you'll get a bill passed. >> congressman, last question. did the republican skrort in the house and the republican party more broadly, but specifically the republican party in the house make a mistake that we will in retrospect view as a big mistake in not passing plan b in your estimation? >> no, i don't think so, because, again, plan b was one of four attempts to get the senate to move. we passed something in may.